What is the meaning of abrupt?

adjective

  • Marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions.
    • usage: "abrupt prose"
  • Exceedingly sudden and unexpected.
    • usage: "came to an abrupt stop"; "an abrupt change in the weather"
  • Extremely steep.
    • usage: "an abrupt canyon"; "the precipitous rapids of the upper river"; "the precipitous hills of Chinese paintings"; "a sharp drop"
  • Surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner.
    • usage: "an abrupt reply"
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APAWordNet. (2010). abrupt. Retrieved April 20, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/abrupt/definitions/1167088
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